Manufacturing Roundtable to be held at R&B Plastics Machinery: Congressman Tim Walberg to speak at July 18 morning event

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Tim WalbergSaline, MI – U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) will visit R&B Plastics Machinery LLC on Monday, July 18, 2011 as part of a Manufacturing Roundtable with Saline-area companies. He will speak about his role in Washington, D.C. as a Subcommittee Chairman overseeing efforts to prevent job-killing regulations. He also wants to learn about issues impacting companies in the seventh Congressional District of Michigan. The Manufacturing Roundtable is being organized by Al Hodge, president, to showcase manufacturers’ common concerns as well as product diversity.

From the constituents’ standpoint, the regional forum is “designed to give business leaders a chance to explain what government is doing wrong and how Congress can help manufacturers grow and create more jobs,” according to a memo from the Congressman’s office. R&B is an OEM of blow molding and extrusion equipment for the plastics industry, including feed screws and rebuilding/modernization services. R&B is hosting the event to help Representative Walberg learn about area manufacturers.

R&B will host the 9-10 AM discussion featuring Congressman Walberg with Q&A following his remarks. The company will conduct a plant tour as well.

Congressman Walberg currently is in his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives serving Michigan’s Seventh District, including Branch, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee counties and parts of Calhoun and Washtenaw counties. His website describes him as “a principled, independent conservative dedicated to serving his constituents and willing to work in a bi-partisan manner on legislation that benefits the Seventh District.” For more details on Representative Walberg’s background, experience and education, see,64.

R&B Plastics Machinery, LLC is a manufacturer of single-screw extruders and blow molders used for plastics processing. These include Rotary, Wheel, Accumulator and Shuttle blow-molding machines plus trimmers/de-tabbers. The MAX Extruder™ line serves all facets of the industry including pipe, profile, tubing, sheet, film, coating, wire and cable and reclaim. MAX IMPACT™ is R&B’s feed-screw line for new or replacement screws. The company also provides rebuild/modernization services for all makes and models of extrusion and blow-molding equipment. Monroe Mold, its sister company, is based in Monroe, MI, and manufactures and rebuilds tooling for the blow molding market. For more insight on capabilities, see